Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Wallis and Futuna instead of Zambia, you would:

Health

live 26.6 years longer


In Zambia, the average life expectancy is 54 years (52 years for men, 55 years for women) as of 2020. In Wallis and Futuna, that number is 80 years (77 years for men, 83 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

be 41.3% less likely to be unemployed


In Zambia, 15.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2008. In Wallis and Futuna, that number is 8.8% as of 2013.

Life

be 92.5% less likely to die during infancy


In Zambia, approximately 56.0 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Wallis and Futuna, on the other hand, 4.2 children do as of 2020.

have 68.6% fewer children


In Zambia, there are approximately 40.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Wallis and Futuna, there are 12.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 54.5% more likely to have internet access


In Zambia, approximately 14.3% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Wallis and Futuna, about 22.1% do as of 2016.

be 48.1% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Zambia, approximately 68% of people have improved drinking water access as of 2017. In Wallis and Futuna, 100% of people do as of 2017.

Wallis and Futuna: At a glance

Wallis and Futuna is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 142 sq km. The Futuna island group was discovered by the Dutch in 1616 and Wallis by the British in 1767, but it was the French who declared a protectorate over the islands in 1842, and took official control of them between 1886 and 1888. Notably, Wallis and Futuna was the only French colony to side with the Vichy regime during World War II, a phase that ended in May of 1942 with the arrival of 2,000 American troops. In 1959, the inhabitants of the islands voted to become a French overseas territory and officially assumed this status in July 1961.

How big is Wallis and Futuna compared to Zambia? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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